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The Resource Shifting capital : mercantilism and the economics of the Act of Union of 1707, Aida Ramos

Shifting capital : mercantilism and the economics of the Act of Union of 1707, Aida Ramos

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Shifting capital : mercantilism and the economics of the Act of Union of 1707
Title
Shifting capital
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mercantilism and the economics of the Act of Union of 1707
Statement of responsibility
Aida Ramos
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eng
Summary
When the Act of Union was passed in 1707, Scottish parliament was dissolved and the nation's capital became London. While the general public balked at the perceived unfairness of the treaty, the majority of Scottish ministers seemed satisfied with its terms. This book offers an explanation of how that outcome came about. By examining the influence of a particular strain of mercantilist thought, Ramos demonstrates how the negotiations preceding the passage of the Act of Union were shaped by ideas of value, wealth, trade and power, and, accordingly, how the model of positive balance was used to justify the necessity of the Act. Utilizing contemporary evidence from the English and Scottish ministers involved, this book explores alternative arguments regarding the Union, from before 1707 and in early Scottish political economy, thus highlighting the differing economic and political views that have persisted between England and Scotland for centuries. With twenty-first century discontent leading to the Scottish independence referendum and arguments that persist in the wake of the Brexit decision, Ramos produces timely research that investigates ideas of protectionism that feed into mercantilist economic thought
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UKMGB
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Ramos, Aida,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
  • Palgrave studies in the history of economic thought
  • Palgrave pivot
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  • Scottish Union (1707)
  • Scotland
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Economic history
  • Great Britain
  • Scotland
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Shifting capital : mercantilism and the economics of the Act of Union of 1707, Aida Ramos
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The political and economic contest and context: Scotland and England before the union -- Beyond trade: mercantilist ideas of dependency, value, and transmutation and justification of union -- Trick or treaty: the negotiation and articles of union in the context mercantilist ideas -- Balancing act: the equivalent, political arithmetic, and mercantilist structural violence -- Shifting capital -- Unintended consequences: Scottish political economy as a reaction to mercantilism
Control code
1079206770
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 143 pages
Isbn
9783319964027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079206770
Label
Shifting capital : mercantilism and the economics of the Act of Union of 1707, Aida Ramos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The political and economic contest and context: Scotland and England before the union -- Beyond trade: mercantilist ideas of dependency, value, and transmutation and justification of union -- Trick or treaty: the negotiation and articles of union in the context mercantilist ideas -- Balancing act: the equivalent, political arithmetic, and mercantilist structural violence -- Shifting capital -- Unintended consequences: Scottish political economy as a reaction to mercantilism
Control code
1079206770
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 143 pages
Isbn
9783319964027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079206770

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